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Publication Order of The Cherokee Trilogy Books

Sundance and the Princess (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempting the Wolf (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kat's Tale (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beloved Woman (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Crossroads Café Universe Books

The Crossroads Cafe (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yarn Spinner (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apple Pie Knights (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dinah / Rucker Books

Hold on Tight (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caught by Surprise (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Let Go (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Douglas Kincaid Books

The Silver Fox and the Red-Hot Dove (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Fox (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Dragon (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of In A Nutshell Books

Saving Jonquils (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearing Wings (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The MacBrides Books

The Biscuit Witch (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pickle Queen (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kitchen Charmer (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mossy Creek Books

Mossy Creek (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reunion at Mossy Creek (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer in Mossy Creek (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessings of Mossy Creek (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Day in Mossy Creek (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Home in Mossy Creek (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone But Not Forgotten: Novella (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Critters of Mossy Creek (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homecoming in Mossy Creek (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Closer Than They Appear: Novella (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas in Mossy Creek (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Proud Surrender Books

Just a Little Bit Guilty (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Surprise Books

Sara's Surprise (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honey and Smoke (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Tea Books

Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes (With: Debra Dixon,Sandra Chastain,Donna Ball,Virginia Ellis,Nancy Knight) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Sweet Tea (With: Sandra Chastain,Virginia Ellis) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Grandma's Porch (With: Sarah Addison Allen,Sandra Chastain,Susan Goggins) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweeter Than Tea (By: Kimberly Brock,Deborah Grace Staley,Tom Honea,Jane Jacobson,Valerie Keiser Norris,S.P. Sipal,Clara Wimberly,Misty Barrere,Willis Baker,Martina Boone,Deedra Climer,Darcy Crowder,Kathleen Hodges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Waterlilies Books

Alice at Heart (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diary of a Radical Mermaid (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Jed's Sweet Revenge (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
California Royale (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Touch (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follow the Sun (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in Camelot (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Willow (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silk and Stone (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Place to Call Home (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Venus Fell (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Bear Mountain (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Flower Garden (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Hush (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charming Grace (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gentle Rain (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Where The Foxgloves Bloomla (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coin (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Cat Haiku: The Silly Art, Poetry and Cartoons of a Usually Serious Author (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Southern Girls Sag: Why writing books is scary, and other uplifting advice (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales From The Tower(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's the Monster?(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Deborah Smith is a Wall Street Journal and NY Times bestselling author of romance, women’s fiction, contemporary, southern, paranormal, fantasy, and fiction stories. She has penned more than thirty-five books in her career in the women’s fiction and romance genres. Altogether, Deborah has created twenty-one series romances. They have been released under her original name as well as her pseudonyms of Jacquelyn Lennox, Jackie Leigh, and Leigh Bridger.

The most popular novels published by her include Blue Willow, A Place To Call Home, Miracle, When Venus Fell, Silk & Stone, Sweet Hush, A Gentle Rain, On Bear Mountain, Alice at Heart, Charming Grace, etc. Deborah was a finalist for the RWA RITA award in 2008 for her book, A Gentle Rain.

In 2004, her book Sweet Hush was chosen by the makers of The Princess Diaries for making a film based on its story. Besides writing romance novels, Deborah serves as an editorial director of BelleBooks. This is a small press found in 2000 and is still going great. Deborah is also a founding partner of this press. Other co-founders and co-owners include veteran authors Martha Shields Crockett and Sandra Chastain, and the ex-RWA Vice President Debra Dixon. As of today, BelleBooks has released over 400 anthologies and novels. In 2014, Deborah came up with two of the most exciting books of her career, The Pickle Queen and The Biscuit Witch. These contemporary romances have increased her popularity further and have helped her to achieve more success as an author.

Some of the most popular book series created by this talented writer include the Crossroads Cafe series, The MacBrides series, Cherokee series, Waterlilies series, In A Nutshell series, Outsider series, Mossy Creek series, Sweet Tea series, and several others. Additionally, there is a long list of single novels written by Deborah, both under her pen names and real name. She has also penned a couple of novellas and a nonfiction book. Deborah has also contributed to a few omnibus collections in which she has collaborated with her fellow authors such as Nancy Knight, Donna Ball, Virginia Ellis, Sandra Chastain, Missy Tippens, Martha Shields, Sabrina Jeffries, etc.

In most of her novels, Deborah has portrayed love and life in the modern setting of the Appalachian South. She is a native of Georgia and likes to explore different places. Deborah began her career in the field of newspaper editing. She worked with determination for several years before deciding to switch over to novel-writing. The decision proved to be quite beneficial for her and her success shocked everyone around, including herself. In all, she has sold more than 3 million printed copies of her books worldwide. Over the years, Deborah has earned several honors in her literary career. They include a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and a Townsend Literary Award nomination. Deborah and her writer friend Debra Dixon have remained partners and friends for over fifteen years. They run BelleBooks together and often share ideas and stories with each other.

Deborah’s editing work includes working on the nonfiction book called Bra Talk by Susan Nethero and a novella called In My Dreams by Sarah Addison Allen. In 2008, Deborah launched Bell Bridge Books as an imprint of BelleBooks. This press mainly focused on fantasy novels in the beginning and has now been expanded to include various other genres such as thriller, mystery, women’s fiction, suspense, nonfiction, etc. In 2013, Deborah’s BelleBooks acquired a paranormal romance press called ImaJinn Books, which was previously owned by Linda Kichline. She has hired a legendary editor named Brenda Chin, who has previously worked for Harlequin, to serve as ImaJinn Books’ editorial director. This press has also started covering a diverse mix of romance stories. Currently, Deborah resides in Ashville, North Carolina with her loving husband named Hank and their children. She likes to spend most of her free time in the company of her family and enjoy some quality time with them. Usually, Deborah spends her daytime looking after the daily routine of her press and gets time to work on her novels only in the evening or sometimes late at night.

An excellent novel series penned by author Deborah Smith is known as The MacBrides series. It started in 2013 and features multiple titles released in a span of two years. Some prominent characters mentioned in this series by Deborah include Dr. Firth, Tal MacBride, Gabby MacBride, Gus MacBride Delta Whittlespoon, Eve MacBride, Jay Wakefield, Cathy Deen Mitternich, Lucy Parmenter, etc. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘The Biscuit Witch’. It was released by the Bell Bridge Books publication in 2013. Initially, Delta Whittlespoon is introduced as the owner of The Crossroads Cafe in Crossroads Cove, Jefferson County. Gabby, Gus, and Tal MacBride are shown as siblings who arrive at Crossroads Cove to fight for their lost home and discover the importance of their family heritage.

Twenty years back, the MacBride siblings lost their parents in a tragic accident. Since then, Tal has not visited North Carolina. But now, she has decided to head to the popular Crossroads Cafe, run by her cousin Delta Whittlespoon, to locate a safe place to hide for her daughter, Eve. As soon as she arrives there, she learns that Delta is gone and the cafe is in crisis. Tal comes across a Scotsman who thinks that she is running from something. She tries to convince him to not think that about her, but he doesn’t agree. Later, a couple of private eyes arrive in Crossroads Cove and cause the beginning of the troubles that Tal MacBride goes on to face.

The second installment of the series called ‘The Pickle Queen’. It was also published in 2013 by the Bell Bride publication. This book introduces the Wakefield family, which is known to take whatever they want. The MacBrides do not surrender ever and have been involved in a battle with the Wakefields for more than a hundred years. But mostly, heartache and defeat have been faced by the MacBrides. Gabby MacBride has now taken it upon herself to keep her family’s legacy intact and faces the challenges that lie in her path. In her attempt, she is willing to come to terms with Jay Wakefield, with whom she was in love when they were younger and who had betrayed her due to the dark demands of the legacy of his own family. Gabby is not alone in this fight as she has the support of her siblings Tal and Gus.

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4 Responses to “Deborah Smith”

  1. Mary Ann: 1 year ago

    Will there be a third book in the Water Lilies series? Would like to see what happens with Unicorp/Leviathan villains.

  2. Beverly Earle: 2 years ago

    I’ve just finished Deborah Smith’s MacBride series but am unable to find the sequel to “The Kitchen Charmer” which was titled “The Moonshine King and due to come out in 2017. Was it ever written or possibly published under another title? Your response will be greatly appreciated!

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Beverly – it was never released, and not under an alternate title either. Not sure if it is still being worked on or not.

  3. Vickie getchell: 3 years ago

    When will we have Roan and Clair’s story, and how about Gus and Lucy? Thank you


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